Santa Claus is coming…to Capitol Hill
Catholics United brought Santa Claus to Capitol Hill on Wednesday urging lawmakers to stand up for struggling families this holiday season.
Santa’s visit came amid the Republican leadership’s ongoing fought to protect Bush-era tax breaks for the richest 2% at the expense of creating jobs and protecting effective programs that reduce poverty, keep kids and families healthy and provide a secure retirement to seniors.
In a press release sent yesterday,
James Salt, Executive Director of Catholics United stated: “I echo Santa’s call for all Americans to contact their members of Congress and implore them to stand up for the poor and vulnerable. Pass tax relief for millions of Americans, spare the poorest from draconian cuts and end this fiscal showdown.”
Fortunately for millions of Americans, Santa Claus is holding lawmakers accountable. According to a statement Santa made to Fox News Blog Gretawire,
“This is the busiest time of the year for me, but thankfully my staff up at the North Pole are as concerned as I am about the fate of so many children and families and what will happen to them due to this childish squabbling here in Congress if it doesn’t end…Pass the tax cut for 98% of American families now…and avoid the terrible budget cuts that will harm so many children and their families across this nation.”
Hopefully, Father Christmas’ words of wisdom will convince Congress to support increases in new revenue over cutting essential programs that ensure the economic security of 98% of Americans.